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a fairly easy conviction or are there difficulties particularly because stephen hayes, the first of the defendants being tried, there are some questions as to whether his attempted suicide may have made him cognitively incapable of carrying out this trial. >> i hate to ever say a case is a slam-dunk. as a former prosecutor i know that is never the case. in this particular case, i think the evidence is very overwhelming. i've been following it very closely, as much of america is, because it really strikes at one's heart. this is a home invasion. someone invade the sanctity of someone's home. the fact he has been found able to stand trial, competent to stand trial and has been ill, this defendant, during the trial doesn't mean this is not going to end, i think, in a guilty conviction. >> would it be too late for his attorneys to say let's pursue an insanity plea in is it too late for them to change his plea? >> it is. the insanity defense is off the table. however, they did want a plea deal here. they wanted to plead guilty to this horrific series of crimes in return for the prosec
, but today stephen, richard and cory today your nation finally acknowledges and fully honors your father's bravery. because even though it has been 42 years, it's never too late to do the right thing. it's never too late to pay tribute to the our vietnam veterans and their families. in recent years, dick's story has become known in air force bases have honored him with streets and buildings in his name. and at the base where he train so long ago in barksdale, louisiana, there's a granite monument with an empty space next to his name, and that space can finally be etched with the words, medal of honor. the greatest memorial of all to dick etchberger is the spirit that we feel here today. the love that inspired him to serve, the love of his country, the love for his family, and most eloquent expression of that devotion are the words he wrote himself to friends back home just months before he gave his life to our nation. i hate to be away from home, he wrote, from that small base above the -- but i believe in the job. he said, it is the most challenging job i'll ever have in my life. and th
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